In this updated, revised look at the problems posed by a growing older population in need of special care, Tom Cassidy zeroes in on a worsening scenario in our society showing the potential for elder fraud and abuse rising dramatically. He notes that with the myriad repairmen, home health workers and salespeople who may have unsupervised access to the homes of the elderly, along with telemarketers and junk mail senders making sham offers, the opportunities for abuse of our elderly are huge. Tom Cassidy battled crimes against the elderly for twenty years as senior investigator with the New York State Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Using actual case examples and the advice of professionals in medicine, law and finance, he examines crises in nursing homes, home care and assisted living arrangements; how to help the elderly understand and protect their rights; how to find safe living arrangements for the infirm; how to protect the vulnerable from victimization. Included is an updated, extensive list of national, state and Internet resources available for those who must make crucial elder care decisions.